Facebook's new content oversight committee, set up to keep Facebook under control, will not be operational until later this year, the company announced today.Some analysts point out that the committee is more necessary than ever, with the power to overturn Facebook's decisions on contentious content and will censor videos, photos and other content on the platform.
"We understand that a lot of people are eager for the Commission to officially start functioning and that Facebook provides independent oversight of content decisions," the Commission said through Twitter today. We have the same sense of urgency, but the Commission will not be operational until the end of autumn. "
As early as November 2018, Facebook announced the establishment of an "independent oversight committee.". Last September, Facebook completed the Charter for the establishment of an "independent oversight committee" and said it would appoint its first members. In January, Facebook officially announced that it would set up an independent content oversight committee. The Committee has the right to overturn the company's rules on user posting, aiming to address the existence of false information and abuse on the platform.
Analysts say the committee can help Facebook avoid accusations of bias when removing content that is considered problematic. Earlier, some lawmakers and conservatives have pointed out that Facebook is relatively conservative politically.